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10 GrEAT family resort stays Poolside at the Malliouhana in Anguilla. Kids and the Caribbean—it’s a perfect pair. From the natural playground of their shores to man-made attractions like water parks and kids’ clubs, the islands are a great pick for family travel. Here are some of the best family experiences in the region. ciara lavelle beaches turks and caicos Every Beaches resort is designed with kids in mind, but the brand’s Turks and Caicos location takes the cake for over-the-top amenities and attractions that the whole family can enjoy. For kids, the most exciting aspect of the resort is its 45,000-sq.-ft. Pirates Island water park, complete with seven water slides, a lazy river and a surfing simulator. Big kids can even kick back and relax like mom and dad at the swim-up soda bar. And little ones can get in on the action, too, with a zero-entry kiddie pool and gentle fountains and other spray features. Add that to brand-wide features like the Xbox 360 Game Garage video game center, activities featuring characters from Sesame Street, 30 september 2010 and Liquid, a teen hangout, and you have a destination packed full of activities for all ages. But not too packed; there’s room enough here for even large families traveling together, with suites up to three bedrooms, some of which include Xbox consoles. Of course, a family vacation is for the grownups, too. Parents can enjoy marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs—separate from the kids’ room—in Italian Village suites, as well as relaxing treatments at the Red Lane Spa. And at the end of a long, happy day of speeding down water slides, indulging in a massage or just relaxing on the resort’s 12-mile continued on page 32

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend September 2010

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Norwegian Epic
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam
Ocean Club Resorts, Turks & Caicos
10 Great Family Resort Stays
Saint Lucia Travel Agent Specialist Program
Stay Awhile: Great Family Escapes
Touring Latin America: Calling All Explorers!
Montreal—"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Hawaii: Mahalo to Condo-Hotels
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Unforgettable Safaris
The Wonders of China
Christmas Tours

Recommend September 2010